Fun_People Archive
22 Feb
White House Accidentally Blocked by Surfwatch

Date: Thu, 22 Feb 96 18:42:26 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: White House Accidentally Blocked by Surfwatch

From: NETSURFER DIGEST  Volume 02, Issue 05


     In case you haven't heard, SurfWatch makes software that prevents
     access to objectionable sites, used primarily by parents to shield
     their kids from reality, leading the offspring to enter politics when
     they grow up. In any event, one of the pages on Socks the cat's
     virtual tour of the White House contains the word "couples" (as in
     Bill and Hillary, Al and Tipper). This subversive phrase was deemed
     too shocking for underage eyes, leading to the blocking of the entire
     White House site. Saner heads eventually prevailed, once the White
     House webmaster complained. Is this comedy or tragedy? Despite the
     absurdity, kudos to SurfWatch, which is, in the greater scheme of
     things, part of the solution rather than the problem.


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